Government Budgets

New Zealand's 1st 'well-being budget' targets mental health

May 30, 2019

New Zealand's government says it will spend billions of dollars more on mental health services and combatting child poverty as part of a new approach to its finances

Challenge to Indonesia vote makes big claims, weak on proof

May 29, 2019

The court challenge to Indonesia's presidential election from the losing candidate claims the police, intelligence agency and other state institutions were biased in favor of the incumbent, but its evidence for fraud is mainly printouts of news articles

Olympic officials reassure sports federations about cuts

May 23, 2019

An Olympic official has made a guarantee that should please the heads of world sports federations that are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential"

Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

May 22, 2019

Children's health researchers say long-running studies credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm posed by pesticides and other pollution are in jeopardy or shutting because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to continued funding

Congressional leaders make progress on debt, spending talks

May 21, 2019

Top leaders of both parties in Congress are making better-than-expected progress on two must-do items on the legislative agenda: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a deadline later this year to increase the government's borrowing limit

'Medicare for All's' rich benefits 'leapfrog' other nations

May 21, 2019

Generous benefits. No copays. 'Medicare for All's' rich benefits would exceed what other countries provide

Millennial Money: If 'budget' bums you out, try renaming it

May 21, 2019

Budgets feel rigid and restrictive for many people, but taking control of your money can be freeing if you treat it more like a plan than a punishment

Trump faces backlash over plan to dip into Pell reserves

May 14, 2019

Education advocates say a Trump administration to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students, could trigger a budgeting crisis within just a few years

Thousands protest in Rio against education budget cuts

May 11, 2019

Thousands of people are gathering in Rio de Janeiro to protest against stiff budget cuts in Brazil's public education sector

Australian opposition party vows big surpluses if elected

May 10, 2019

Australia's opposition party has promised to deliver bigger budget surpluses if it wins elections next week, while the ruling coalition warned the policies would harm the economy

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